City, regulatory director cutting ties after nine months

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August 16, 2012 by Sarah M

By Nick Halter

The city of Minneapolis is parting ways with Greg Stubbs less than nine months after it hired him as director of Regulatory Services, according to a memo dated Aug. 16.

The City Council on Friday will decide whether or not to pay Stubbs a $65,000 settlement plus $6,000 in relocation expenses.

The memo, signed by Mayor R.T. Rybak’s new chief of staff Jenn O’Rourke, states: “The city desires to sever the employment relationship and allow the employee to resign his position. Mr. Stubbs has agreed to resign his employment and release the City from any and all causes of action and from claims he may have under his employment agreement in exchange for the payment of severance, relocation expenses and 6 months of COBRA payments.”

Stubbs was appointed to a term that was supposed to last until Jan. 2, 2014.

Stubbs was hired on Nov. 28. Before taking the Minneapolis job, he had served as director of growth and resource management for Volusia County, Florida. That county has a population of 495,000 and Stubbs was responsible for a $34 million budget and 180 full-time positions. He managed permitting, licensing, planning and economic development.

An e-mail to Rybak’s office was not immediately returned on Thursday afternoon.


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